Mutter is a free and easy-to-use IRC client optimised for the iPhone and iPad. It allows you to connect to thousands of IRC networks all over the world, and chat to people about any topic you can think of.


- Multiple servers with network presets
- Auto-completion for nicknames and commands
- User interface for managing command aliases
- Dark mode variant of the user interface
- Theme support for chat views
- Pull-to-search across channels, queries, and networks
- Touch ID and passcode protected access
- 3D Touch support to peek and pop into chats and links
- Configurable scrollback buffer size
- IRC text formatting supporting bold, italic, underline, and colours
- Shows images inline (including animated GIFs)
- Split-screen Multitasking for the iPad
- Expandable and collapsible networks in network list
- Built in commands with support for user-defined aliases
- Integrates with Spotify and Apple Music
- Notification overlay with tappable actions (e.g. connect, join channel, etc)
- Highlight on specific keywords or phrases
- Highlights easily accessible by tapping on the "Networks" title
- Configurable swipe gestures to easily traverse networks and chats
- Shake gesture to clear message counts for chats
- Ignore users (someone getting on your nerves?)
- Manage channel modes and properties
- Send Photo from Photo Library or Camera
- iCloud synchronisation of settings
- Execute commands on connection
- Supports ZNC 1.6 or later
- Supports Push Notifications via Mutter Push ZNC module
- Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL)
- Lag indicator and auto reconnect
- German localisation
- IRCv3 compliant

What’s New

Version 1.32.2

- Reinstated the MOTD setting
- Reinstated the channel users icon
- Reinstated the fullscreen mode icon on the iPad and iPhone plus devices
- Reinstated the original split-screen behaviour

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
57 Ratings
57 Ratings
BEatonNo1 ,

Crashes often looses logged messages

App frequently crashes or shuts down improperly loosing gobs of logged messages. Sometimes this happens when you open it (will crash) sometimes when it's been idle for a bit (notification badge shows you had a mention but hours of lost back-scroll and lost mentions) Often the lost logs go back a couple hours. Stuff you have seen and would expect had been saved.

Developer claims it's apples problem but I don't have any other apps that can't save your information just because the os suspends it.

Developer Response ,

We are glad you like Mutter - thank you for a great review.

padcatt ,

Mutter great..”needs” to be in front?

Mutter seems to be ideal. Two thing I wish could be different: 1)hide all channel messages and 2) prevent from disconnecting from channels anytime Mutter is not in front. Both are problems, #2 effectively holds the user hostage in a manner of must have it in front in order to maintain the connection to chat channels. Otherwise just about perfect.

Developer Response ,

Apple introduced a change in iOS 7 onwards that suspends background processes after 3 minutes. The only applications that are exempt from this are: Music player apps, Audio recording apps, SatNav apps, and VoIP apps. Unfortunately, there is no workaround for this. We recommend that you use a ZNC server (

Capt. of Starship Earth ,

The best IRC for iOS!

I have tried every irc client and this one just works the best and ITS FREE!!! Setting up a znc bouncer on my home network was a cinch and makes my use of mutter completely seamless. The community on the #mutterirc channel on are super helpful and can point you in the right direction if your questions are not answered in the FAQ.

Thanks for this awesome free app!

Developer Response ,

Thanks for a great review. We are only too glad to help with any support questions in #mutterirc and it’s a great place to chat about new ideas etc.


Johnathan Clough
14.3 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, German

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Copyrights (c) 2019 Johnathan Clough


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

You May Also Like